SPORTS HEADLINES

Dragons trio earn TSWA honors

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sophomore Jaston McBee provided a spark at the top of the lineup for the Chico Dragons throughout the season.

McBee batted .506 with a home run and 34 RBIs for the Dragons on their way to the area round of the playoffs.

Pitcher to be Recognized

PITCHER TO BE RECOGNIZED – Chico’s Tyler Melton earned a spot on the Texas Sportswriters Association’s Class A baseball team this week. He was joined by teammates Jaston McBee and Marshall Anderle. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

This week, McBee was honored with a first-team selection on the Texas Sportswriters Association’s Class A team as an outfielder.

The 9-A Defensive MVP sported a .914 fielding percentage to go along with high batting average.

Chico sophomore Tyler Melton earned a second-team selection as a first baseman. He batted .549 with two homers and 52 RBIs. He was also the Dragons’ ace pitcher, going 8-3 with a 2.01 ERA in 62.2 innings. The 9-A first-team selection and All-Wise County Pitcher of the Year allowed two unearned runs over eight innings of a Class A area game against Gorman.

Chico senior catcher Marshall Anderle earned honorable mention. Anderle posted a .959 fielding percentage to go along with his .441 batting average, 17 RBIs and 12 extra-base hits. He was named 9-A Offensive Player of the Year and the All-Wise County Defensive Player of the Year.

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